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blue book

1. adjective (usually hyphenated) Of or pertaining to a compendium or almanac of statistics and detailed information, as of people, consumer goods, property, etc. You should always check the blue-book value of a home before you purchase from an independent seller.
2. noun A compendium or almanac of statistics or detailed information, as of people, consumer goods, property, etc. The government's blue book lists everyone employed at a federal level. I always check the blue book before making any major purchases.
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Feminist and Wobbly member Margaret Sanger provided illegal and much sought after information on birth control in a Blue Book innocuously rifled, What Every Girl Should Know.
Blue Book produces business contact and marketing information and has 48 employees.
Germany was being rehabilitated after World War I by the Allies, and the Blue Book had become an "embarrassment" as it "painted the European in too poor light".
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The Healthcare Blue Book research compared access to price information and the range of prices at both hospital based outpatient facilities and independent Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs).
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The Blue Book of Gun Values is a great desk reference, but once it went past 2,000 pages, it wasn't much for carrying around a gun show.
BIA President Jim Roche said, "Because we are New Hampshire's statewide chamber of commerce and are very active in the public policy arena, the Blue Book is a great fit for the BIA and will complement our existing legislative pocket directory.
Kelley Blue Book has included South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) (KSE: 005380) in the 'Top 5 most-considered automotive brands' amongst new-car buyers.
Blue Book Publications announced it has published its one-millionth copy of the Blue Book Of Gun Values.
Now in an fully updated eighth edition, Jane Straus' easy to use reference guide and workbook, The Blue Book Of Grammar And Punctuation: The Mysteries Of Grammar And Punctuation Revealed, provides writers with the rules of writer free from jargon while utilizing real-world examples of proper grammar and correct punctuation that are universal in their cultural content.
HUNDREDS of Evertonians have sent back subscription forms to have their names included in The Blue Book, Gordon Watson's recollections and memories of his 64 years serving Everton Football Club.
By examining the history of GFOA's Blue Book on accounting, auditing, and financial reporting, this article provides an overview of the background behind governmental accounting organizations, guidelines, and principles.
That's changing now that a group of industry giants including Microsoft, Apple and the Recording Industry Association of America have put their combined weight behind the first real standard, called Blue Book or CD Extra, for manufacturing ECDs.